CanLit was born within a colonial landscape, just as each of us has been. The very words we speak, and the forms in which we write were also birthed within that context. Here is a reading list of indigenous authors, living in what is now known as Canada, whose work reclaims languages, expands beyond colonial structures, and celebrates lives that are systematically oppressed.
Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival has been thrilled to host many authors from this list, including Waubgeshig Rice, David A. Robertson, Drew Hayden Taylor, Michelle Good, Lee Maracle, Liz Howard, and Gregory Scofield. Stay tuned for our 2023 program!